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25Cal. bear bullet decison?

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Unread 03-23-2009, 10:10 AM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

A high weight retention bullet is great, that is what the Accubond and Partition are all about. The AB will give you quite a bit more energy expended though while retaining enough weight to completely penetrate. The TSX is not a bad bullet however all the game I have ever shot with them always walked a ways if not shoulder shot. The Grand Slam produces good performance in all but the shortest of shots. Good luck with your bear hunt.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

My choice would be the 120 grain swift A-Frame. It makes a large mushroom and retains 85% weight even at high velocities. Several recent gelatin tests have shown very large wound paths (by Volume) relative to other premium bullets. They also still penetrate quite well.
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Unread 04-19-2009, 01:18 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

For hunting purposes, I only shoot Nosler Partitions, from my 243 up to my 338. They usually group under an inch @ 100 (if I do my part) and stay together.
Sessions at the range Nosler BTs, Sierra Match or Game Kings.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 06:44 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

I vote for the Speer 120 Grand Slam for bear or elk. I tried this bullet out on deer from my 25-06 and only recovered one bullet out of around 10 deer shot. That was shot into the chest of a big body buck that was right at 40 yards away. It knocked him back on his butt and he fell over dead. I found the bullet in the ball socket of it's left back hip. It weighted 87 grs with a text book mushroom. If that bullet going 3000 fps will hold together and go through some 4 1/2 feet or so of deer and still weigh 87 grs and shoot match bullet accurate it gets my vote. I stopped using this bullet because I think it is too tough for deer size game. On broad side lung shots I had deer want to run off about 50 yards before they went down for the count. I switched to 117 Sierra pro hunters and they drop in their tracks.
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